October 15, 2018
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Featured Articles

Every year in the 1st Quarter Issue of The MHEDA Journal we run Economic Forecasts based on information provided to us by MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers. These responses provide a roadmap of what to expect in the year ahead. The more members who participate, the clearer that picture becomes. In the coming days, MHEDA Distributors and Suppliers can partcipate in this year's forecast survey. The links to these surveys are available here: Distributor Survey and Supplier Survey.

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Seats Still Available! Join us in Pennsylvania at our Regional Networking Summit hosted by MHEDA member, East Penn Manufacturing. The Summit includes roundtable discussions with your industry peers, dynamic presentations and interactive activities. It also includes continental breakfast, catered lunch, guided tour of East Penn, raffle prizes, and endless networking opportunities


Big News from MHEDA! New & Improved Learning Management System. Enjoy a more user-friendly platform and choose from nine (9) career tracks, archived MHEDA webinars, conference videos and a variety of business skills modules. This is a MHEDA Member resource to enhance your professional career development. Prices are affordable ranging from as low as $20 to $399.

East Penn Manufacturing Co.,
RICO Equipment, Inc.
Member News

MHEDA is proud to announce that Morse Manufacturing Company, Inc. East Syracuse, NY has recieved the 2019 MVS Award. Nate Andrews, President of Morse said, “Morse Manufacturing Co, Inc is proud of its long-standing affiliation with MHEDA and having earned the 2019 MVS, Most Valuable Supplier Award for the 4th consecutive year. Through multiple generations of leadership, Morse Manufacturing Co, Inc continues to realize the integral role that MHEDA has within the material handling industry.”

KION North America is excited to announce the formation of the KION North America Dealer Advisory Council. With high expectations for growth of the Linde and Baoli brand of trucks, a strong partnership between KION North America and its dealer network is essential.

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) announced the winners of its 2017 President’s Club Awards. Setting the standard throughout UCA’s dealership network, the awards recognize the top performing dealers throughout the Americas. Each winner was instrumental in helping UCA achieve its highest recorded revenue in company history.

Wildeck, Inc. is excited to announce that Thomas Paulsen has joined the team as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Paulsen will be responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting processes and providing strategic financial input to members of the senior leadership team.

Buying equipment and services from a MHEDA member assures that you are buying from one of the best! 

Lift Products Inc. - Member since 2015: Manufacturer of ergonomic industrial equipment with an emphasis towards lift tables, tilt tables, upenders and electric platform trucks. We are a customer driven company consistently looking at new ways to reach out to and support our dealer network and OEM manufacturers. Our driving principle is "Innovation In Ergonomics" whereby we strive to make the workplace safer and more efficient by removing potentials for injury and bottlenecks in processes. Visit their website at

Forkliftaction Media - Member Since 2016: is the news service and business centre for material handling. Established in 2000, Forkliftaction News has grown to be the only global online service for independent news about material handling and forklifts. All the news articles published in the weekly news editions are written by dedicated journalists and have an editorial format. Visit their website at

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MHEDA Education

Time is Running Out! We invite you to join us for a day of interactive learning and networking with women who work in the material handling industry. So much to learn and so many stops along the way. MHEDA and MHI are partnering to present the 2nd Annual Women in Industry Conference at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare.

Presented by Don Buttrey. 2-1/2 days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. Includes: training materials, work binder, electronic course tools, all breaks and lunches. Location: Dayton, Ohio

Mark Your Calendar! MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase
May 4 to May 8, 2019 ♦ JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort ♦ Phoenix, Arizona
This is MHEDA's premier industry event where hundreds of industry professionals will gather for five days of endless networking and quality education. Details will be posted as they become available.

Hawker Powersource, Inc.

By Steve Guglielmo

This issue of The MHEDA Journal is called the Trends Issue for a reason. So much space has been devoted to the Material Handling Business Trends. What they are, how they were conceived, how they will affect the industry and a retrospective on how we got here. By my estimation, at least 5 of the 11 2018 Trends dealt directly with rapid advancements in technology.

Why is ResinDek® Flooring Now Available with a Steel Finish?
Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC
"We were challenged by a customer to develop a surface 'as strong as steel' that could deliver iron clad resistance to the harshest, most abusive environments," explained Greg Doppler, Founder and President of Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products. "These include areas of extremely high traffic whose floors aren't regularly cleaned, and those utilizing autonomous vehicles." ResinDek® with MetaGard® is the perfect flooring solution for drop zones, heavy wear areas, and robotic applications.
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Sales Success Story

When Cutter & Buck decided to add a new distribution center in Canada, company leaders set out to create a fast, efficient and technologically savvy facility to service Canadian customers. “We wanted something fresh and innovative, because that’s the type of brand we are,” says Mark Alexander, Operations Manager, Cutter & Buck, Canada.

MHEDA Online

The Fourth quarter issue of The MHEDA Journal is online now. This is the Trends Issue, which features the 2019 Material Handling Business Trends, a lookback at the last 10 years of trends and the annual Sales Success Stories. Also, see articles from the Women in Industry Conference speakers. All of this and much more in the latest issue of The MHEDA Journal

News From MHEDA

MHEDA is pleased to announce that all member companies now have access to a fully customizable On-Boarding template. The template, a $2,500 value, is available at no cost and was created for the internal use to help members train and maintain the best workforce possible. Additionally, Andy McNulty of Communication Performance Management Associates, the author of the template, has agreed to provide our membership with basic-level support to ensure a smooth introduction and formatting.

Mentors wanted for MHEDA's Women in Industry Mentoring Program. Benefits? Gain satisfaction in sharing expertise with others and giving back to the industry. Receive honest feedback and advice in key areas such as communication and leadership skills.

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DiSC Dashboard-Benchmarking Your Way - If your company wants to increase profitability and continue to grow in today’s competitive environment, you have to realize that sometimes even your best instincts may not be enough and without an industry benchmark, they’re only instincts.
2018 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey - This Survey represents the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation and benefits data available and is designed to allow users to easily compare compensation levels and benefits policies with others in the distribution industry

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